The factors to be considered in assessing non-pecuniary damages were reviewed in Stapley v. Hejslet, 2006 BCCA 34 at para. 46. They include: the age of the plaintiff; the nature of the injury; the severity and duration of the pain experienced by the plaintiff; any mental or physical disability resulting from the injury; any emotional suffering caused by the injury; any loss of lifestyle flowing from the injury; and, any impairment of life including in marital, family and social relationships.
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